Gabrielle Ray

'Gabrielle Ray said, 'I am always dancing; I love it! When I don't dance, I sing. What else is there to do?'

The Daily Citizen (Manchester) – Friday 24th July 1914

DECREE NISI FOR MISS GABRIELLE RAY.

 

There was a crowd in the court during the hearing of the case in which Mrs. Gabrielle Elizabeth Loder (Miss Gabrielle Ray) obtained a decree dissolving her marriage with Mr. Eric Raymond Loder, who did not put in a defence.

Mr. Barnard, R.C. (for the petitioner), said the marriage took place at St. Edward’s Church, Windsor. The parties lived together until February, 1912, when Mrs. Loder’s husband left her. The result was that the wife communicated with him, and in July, 1913, she was granted a decree for restitution of conjugal rights. The husband had not complied with it.

The Daily Citizen (Manchester) – Friday 24th July 1914

 

 

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Gabrielle Ray – Divorce – Bradford Weekly Telegraph – Friday 24th July 1914

GABRIELLE RAY

Musical Comedy Actress’s Divorce.

 

Mr. Justice Bargrave Deane in Divorce Court yesterday pronounced a decree nisi dissolving the marriage of Mrs. Gabrielle Elizabeth Loder, better known as Miss Gabrielle Ray, musical comedy actress, on the ground of the desertion and misconduct of her husband, Mr. Eric Loder.

The respondent entered no defence. The case was heard in a crowded court.

Mr. Barnard, for the petitioner, said the marriage took pace in May, 1912, at Windsor. The respondent left his wife in the following February. A decree of restitution of conjugal rights was granted on March 14th this year, but this had not been complied with. Mr. Loder was watched, and on May 1st last he wee seen to go to the Great Western Hotel, Paddington, where be stayed the night with a lady.

The petitioner, attired in a blue dress and wearing a blue straw hat trimmed with white, the witness box and gave evidence in subdued tones and with emotion.

She said there was no child of the marriage. When her husband her she wrote letters to him, but as he not return she obtained a decree of restitution, which he had not obeyed.

She then instructed her solicitors to have him watched, and the present proceedings were the result.

As soon as she had given her evidence Mrs. Loder left the court with her solicitor before the case had finished.

The decree was pronounced in her absence.

 

Bradford Weekly Telegraph – Friday 24th July1914

 

 

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Gabrielle Ray – Divorce – Leicester Daily Post – Friday 24th July 1914

DIVORCE COURT STORIES.

GABRIELLE RAY GRANTED A DECREE NISI

 

Mr. Justice Bargrave Deane, in the Divorce Court, yesterday, pronounced a decree nisi dissolving the marriage of Mrs Gabrielle Elisabeth Loder, better known as Miss Gabrielle Ray, musical comedy actress, on the ground of the desertion and misconduct of her husband. Mr. Eric Raymond Loder. Respondent entered no defence. The case was heard in a crowded court.

Mr. Barnard, for the petitioner, said the marriage took place May, 1912, at Windsor. Respondent left his wife in the following February. A decree for restitution of conjugal rights was granted on March 14 this year, but this had not been complied with. Mr. Loder was watched, and on May 1 last be was seen to go to the Great Western Hotel, Paddington, where be stayed with a lady.

Petitioner, attired in a blue dress and wearing a blue straw hat trimmed with white, entered the witness box and gave evidence in subdued tones, and with emotion.

 

Leicester Daily Post – Friday 24th July 1914

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Gabrielle Ray – Divorce – Dundee Courier – Tuesday 29th July 1913

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Gabrielle Ray – The Sketch – 29th July 1914 (Divorce)

Gabrielle Ray - The Sketch - 29th July 1914 (Divorce)

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Gabrielle Ray – Dundee People’s Journal – 1914

Miss Gabrielle Ray Deserted

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Well known actress gets divorced

The London Divorce Court was crowded when the suit of Miss Gabrielle Elizabeth Loder, for the dissolution of her marriage with her husband, Mr Eric Loder, was heard before Mr Justice Bargrave Deane. The petitioner is the well known musical comedy actress, Miss Gabrielle Ray, and Mr Loder did not put in a defence. A restitution decree was granted to Mrs Loder in July last by Mr Justice Bucknell. Mr Justice Bargrave Deane now pronounced a decree nisi for the dissolution of the marriage.

The petitioner was represented by Mr Barnard, K.C; in front of whom she sat whilst he was briefly outlining her case.

Mr Barnard said the petitioner was married in May 1912 at St. Edward’s Church, Windsor to Mr Raymond Loder. They lived together down till February 1913, when Mrs Loder’s husband left her. The result was that the wife communicated with him, and on the 14th of March 1913 she presented a petition for the restitution of conjugal rights. In that suit the whole of the facts were gone into, and letters were read, and a decree of restitution was granted. The decree was served on the 31st of July 1913, but the husband had not complied.

Mr Loder Watched,

With regard to the misconduct, it appeared that Mr Loder was watched during April, and on the night of the 1st May he was watched.

He was seen to go to the Great Western Hotel, Paddington, with a lady, and he stayed at the hotel for the night. Detectives who followed him saw him go into the hotel and enter his name in the hotel register. The detectives tried to get a bedroom in the hotel, but they were unable to, and consequently they watched. They saw Mr Loder and the lady leave the hotel next morning, and from evidence which would be given there could be no doubt what took place between them. As regard the hotel, Mr Barnard added that an effort had been made to get information from the hotel, but so far the hotel had not given it. They had subpoenaed someone from the hotel.

Mrs Loder then entered the witness-box. She quickly ran up the steps to the box and gave her evidence in subdued tones. Occasionally there was a little emotion in her voice, but she was quite self-possessed during the short period she was answering the questions of her counsel.

Mr Barnard submitted to her the register of the Paddington hotel, and she identified the signature “Mr and Mrs Loder” as that of her husband. Soon afterwards and before the case had concluded, Mrs Loder, with her solicitor, left the Court.

Evidence was the given as to Mr Loder and a lady being at the Paddington hotel.

Mr Loder and a lady entered the hotel, and a witness said he followed them. He heard Mr Loder ask for a room, and saw him sign the hotel register.

His Lordship granted a decree nisi, with costs.

Dundee People’s Journal – Saturday 25 July 1914

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Divorce – Daily Mirror – 1914

Divorce - Daily Mirror - Friday 24 July 1914

Gabrielle Ray’s Action

 Decree for Miss Gabrielle Ray

 A decree nisi with costs was yesterday granted Mrs. Gabrielle Elizabeth Clifford Loder, better known as Miss Gabrielle Ray, against her husband Mr. Eric Loder, on the grounds of misconduct and non-compliance with restitution decree.

Mr. Barnard, K.C., said the marriage took place at St. Edward’s Church, Windsor, on March 1, 1912, and Mr. and Mrs. Loder lived together down to February, 1913, when the husband left.

With regard to the misconduct, continued counsel, Mr. Loder was watched last April, and on the night of May 1 he was seen to go to the Great Western Hotel, Paddington, with a woman and they stayed the night at the hotel.

The detective had followed them to the hotel and saw him enter his name in the book. After they had taken the room the porter wrote on the board at the side, “Early call. Tea at 8.30.”

When they tried to get another room they were unable to do so, but the detectives watched, and saw the two people leave the hotel next morning.

The Daily Mirror, Friday, 24th July 1914

Divorce – The Daily Mirror – 1914

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Gabrielle Ray – Daily Record – 1914

Gabrielle Ray - Daily Record - Friday 24 July 1914

Miss Gabrielle Ray Obtains Divorce.

Miss Gabrielle Ray, the musical comedy actress, who was granted sometime ago a restitution of conjugal rights, yesterday obtained divorce from her husband, Mr. Eric Loder.

 

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Babes in the Wood – Yorkshire Evening Post – 1919

Babes in the Wood - Yorkshire Evening Post - Saturday 18 October 1919

STAGE BEAUTY RETURNS.

MISS GABRIELLE RAY ENGAGED FOR PANTOMIME.

 

Miss Gabrielle Ray, the noted musical comedy beauty, who has been absent from the stage for several years past, is to return. She has chosen to do way pantomime, and has accepted an engagement as principal girl at the Prince’s Theatre, Bradford, at Christmas.

Miss Ray was married, under romantic circumstances, on March 1, 1912, at Windsor, Mr. Eric Raymond Loder, son of the late Mr. Alfred Loder, and grandson of the late Sir Robert Loder Bart.

The marriage, however, though first happy, ended the Divorce Court July of following year, when Mrs. Loder, petitioning for a restitution of conjugal rights, disclosed that her husband had left her the January previous, and had returned no answer to her appeals that he should come hack.

Miss Gabrielle Ray, now about 34 years old, was one of the most noted of “picture post card beauties.” It is said of her that she is one of the comparatively few actresses who never on any occasion resort to the make-up box except for stage purposes. We understand that Mr. Francis Laidler is to pay her a very high salary for the Bradford engagement.

Mr. Laidler says the lady is “more beautiful than ever,” and his troupe of pantomime children, of whom the lady had heard helped influence her to come to Bradford.

The Yorkshire Evening Post – Saturday, October 18th, 1919

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Gabrielle Ray – Birmingham Gazette – 1914

Gabrielle Ray - Birmingham Gazette - Thursday 23 July 1914

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